Andy Brown is a guitarist based in Chicago. Born in New York City in 1975, he has played professionally for over twenty years. He has had a varied performing career that has included stints in Cincinnati and New York.
Since coming to Chicago in 2003, Andy has been fortunate to work at many of the area's finest jazz venues with his own bands, as well as playing his unique brand of solo jazz guitar. He has... read more →
"Inspiring music-making isn't necessarily loud, aggressive, self-aggrandizing or heavily promoted. Consider what happens early every Wednesday night at Andy's Jazz Club, where the superb but serenely understated Chicago guitarist Andy Brown leads a quartet. Like him, his band mates speak softly but poetically. Brown's pastel tones, softly stated melody lines and delicately rolled chords conveyed remarkable intimacy and the guitarist's solo on "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" made a strong, soulful case for melodic simplicity... read more →
- Wednesday, November 8th - I'll be doing a concert for the Jazz Record Art Collective. For those that haven't been before this is an interesting series in a great "listening" space. The basic premise is to have local Chicago jazz artists re-imagine one of their favorite albums. I'll be joined by bassist Dennis Carroll and we'll be playing music from the album "Alone Together" by Jim Hall and Ron Carter. This is perhaps THE classic guitar/bass duet album, and the tunes and interplay on the record are amazing. The show is at the Fulton Street Collective and starts at 9pm. More Info →
- For those of you looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving I'll be doing a duo concert with the fantastic pianist Jeremy Kahn at PianoForte, located at 1335 S. Michigan Ave. This is another great concert space where listening is the focus. More Info →
SAVE THE DATE: I'll be at Green Mill December 8/9 with guitar virtuoso Howard Alden and our quartet. We've got a bunch of new tunes picked out and it's always a blast to play with and listen to Howard!
Thanks to everyone who came to the Jazz Showcase last month for the release of my new duo CD "Lessons Lyrical" with vocalist Petra van Nuis. We got some great video footage from the gig and put up a really nice YouTube video featuring some highlights. Watch Video →